Phoneography Cebu celebrates 2nd year with exhibit, workshops

WORKSHOP. Top photojournalist Victor Kintanar gives a workshop to Phoneography Cebu members.

Phoneography Cebu, a group of mobile phone photographers, will be celebrating its 2nd year anniversary this month and will be launching the first-ever phone photography exhibit on August 21 to 28 at the Cyberzone of SM Seaside City Cebu. The exhibit will feature top photos curated by Cebu’s top photographers. The opening ceremonies on August…

Primer bodega sale offers bags, luggages, shoes, other items at up to 80%

Are you on the lookout for good buys? Get more than your money’s worth at the biggest and most exciting sale of premium brands of shoes, bags, luggage and apparel in the city. The Primer Group of Companies will hold a Bodega Sale on August 25 to 28 at the Waterfront Cebu City and Casinos…

Manny and Pie Calayan open 1st clinic in Cebu at SM Seaside City

STAR-STUDDED OPENING. The Manny and Pie Calayan Clinic opens at the 3rd Level of the Mountain Wing of SM Seaside City. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Manny and Pie Calayan clinic held a star-studded concert to announce the opening last July 3 of their clinic at SM Seaside City Cebu, the first branch outside Metro Manila and only one in the Visayas, the company said. Held at the mall’s Mountain Wing atrium, the show was hosted by actress and television host…

Col Financial to hold investment summit in Cebu, CDO, Davao, Manila

COL Financial, the Philippines’ most trusted online stockbroker, and SM Investments Corporation, the largest Filipino conglomerate, will be sharing secrets to investing success in this month’s “SMart Investing – COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor.” By joining the free summit, Filipinos can increase their financial literacy and find out what it takes…

Colorful Mr. Men Little Miss characters on your favorite Flossy plimsolls

Cebu is fast becoming known as a premier destination not only locally, but internationally as well. With its beautiful beaches, thriving city life, and festive vibe, it’s no wonder why Ibiza-born plimsoll brand Flossy Style has found its way here. Embodying a relentless spirit of travel, the brand continues to be made in Spain but…

On a Pokemon hunt? Catch them at The Mactan Newtown

POKESTOP. The Dolphin Fountain area at the entrance of The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City is a major PokeStop in Mactan Island.

There’s no denying that the Pokemon Go mania has landed in the Philippines, and like many others, Cebuanos are also left with the same question: Where can we find more Pokemons? No need to worry, you’re going to catch them all—more than 20 Pokemons are currently lurking around the 30-hectare The Mactan Newtown. Prepare to…

Ironman 70.3 fever heats up at The Mactan Newtown

OPEN AIR DINING. The Mactan Alfresco in the Mactan Newtown is inspired by the popular hawker centers in Singapore.

Free shuttle services to and from The Mactan Newtown to be offered to those staying in nearby hotels & resorts Spectators and participants of the Iron Man 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship are sure to find plenty of reasons to stop by The Mactan Newtown as the grandest triathlon event in the Philippines kicks off this August…

Travelers stay connected in Davao, CDO with Smart Wifi

Smart Wifi offers fast and free internet in many of the country’s major transport hubs like airports starting July.

The importance of high-speed internet connectivity in places of convergence is emphasized by the varying needs of travelers. A number of people want to stay updated with news from all over while traveling and others choose not to interrupt their work while on the go. There are also those who want to stay connected with…

PLDT, Smart to strengthen wireless data connectivity in major transport hubs

PLDT and Smart Communications have signed a landmark agreement with the Philippine government through the Department of Transportation to strengthen data connectivity with the installation of Smart Wifi in major airports, seaports, and bus terminals all over the country, as well as mass transport systems, MRT and LRT. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PLDT and…

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PLDT Home takes over Cebu, brings strongest connections to more families

PLDT HOME. Gary Dujali, PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director, talks about the company’s new products and services, including the TVolution Stick by Intel, iflix, Fam Cam, among others, during an event in Cebu.

PLDT Home, the country’s leading digital and multimedia services provider, makes its way to the Queen City of the South to strengthen connections among Cebuano families. For July, Cebu is in full swing and at the heart of PLDT Home’s festivities, which bring broadband closer to families with the biggest events and best deals. Residents…

Havaianas joins Olympics with Rio 2016 collection

The world’s biggest sporting event will be held in the festive city of Rio de Janeiro, the first South American city to host the Olympics. Rio 2016 will be participated in by 15,000 athletes from 205 countries. As the huge seaside city of Brazil welcomes the 2016 Summer Olympics, Havaianas also welcomes the most anticipated…

Power Mac Center partners with University of Visayas New School of Art & Design

PARTNERSHIP. Power Mac Center training head Maleng Raysag, UVNS school director Genesis Raña, and Power Mac Center CEO Lawrence Sison formalize the partnership to produce more Apple-certified creative professionals.

Premium Apple reseller Power Mac Center recently signed a partnership with the University of Visayas New School of Art & Design (UVNS) to strengthen the position of its Apple Authorized Training Center (AATC) in Cebu within the creative market. UVNS’ Customized Education was recently named an Apple Distinguished Program. Offering certificate courses in Visual Communication…

PLDT, Smart boost data connectivity in Davao airport

Davao City Councilor Joanne Bonguyan-Quilos (right) and Finina Tabuena-Gorres, VP for enterprise customer operations management sector at PLDT and Smart try the speed test using the Smart Wifi at the Davao City airport.

PLDT and Smart Communications have strengthened access to the internet with the installation of Smart Wifi in Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport. The upgrade of the wireless connectivity in the airport would enable travelers using the passenger terminal to maximize their digital experience while connecting to their loved ones and friends via social media,…

Enjoy the Pokemon GO craze with freenet, PayMaya

Filipinos keenly anticipating the launch of Pokemon GO can now stay updated on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya. Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO is a location-based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs in partnership…

More fun for geeks in Panglao Island, Bohol with Geeks On A Beach 4th edition

PANGLAO ISLAND. This beautiful island in Bohol will host the 4th edition of Geeks On A Beach, a global conference focused on technology, entrepreneurship, and startups. (Photo by InnoPub Media)

Geeks, people who are connoisseurs of tech, design and startups, will find Panglao Island a fun-filled and exciting place to visit. Panglao Island has been the favored watering hole of tourists, diving enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike with its pristine waters, palm trees, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. A small town of over 68,000…

Smart to spend P1 billion for nationwide Smart Wifi rollout

PLDT subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) is rapidly widening the footprint of its Smart Wifi service in key transport hubs, government offices, and business establishments across the country. Smart has earmarked close to P1 billion for the rollout, which forms part of PLDT’s P43-billion capital expenditure program for this year alone. Smart WiFi hotspots Smart Wifi…

Companies that put people first will be winners in digital economy: Accenture

DIGITAL DISRUPTION. Accenture says companies can often feel overwhelmed by the pace of technology change, experiencing “digital culture shock” at the prospect of keeping up with the competition. However, companies can adopt a people-first approach that will allow them to create new business models that drive digital disruption.

Leading companies that develop a people first approach will win in today’s digital economy, according to the latest global technology trends report from Accenture. As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate – dramatically disrupting the workforce – companies that equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on innovations. Those that do…

PLDT HOME brings Regine Velasquez to Cebu

OPM or Original Pinoy Music and PLDT HOME ambassador Regine Velasquez is coming to Cebu to perform live via the widely popular Regine Concert Series. Powered by PLDT HOME, the musical extravaganza is a show of gratitude from the country’s number one digital and multimedia services provider for the massive support of its customers throughout…

Watch Gilas games live on mobile for free with freenet app

Filipino basketball fans can throw their support behind Gilas Pilipinas wherever they are by tuning in to the mobile livestream of the Philippine team games at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament via the freenet app (formerly SafeZone), available for free download and free from data charges for all Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers nationwide. All…

Mobile app links rural health workers to doctors based in city

Team Jeepers Creepers designed a mobile app that would link up rural health workers with city doctors. The team is joined by Smart executives led by Public Affairs Group head Ramon R. Isberto (3rd from left, 2nd row) and Jill Lava, manager for community partnerships (4th from left, 2nd row). (Photo: Smart Communications)

Most government health facilities in the provinces have a shortage of doctors. Health workers who badly need the advice and expertise of medical specialists have to fend for themselves in both routine and emergency situations. Hx Factfinder, a mobile application developed at the recent #thinkOPENhealth: Hackathon for Health aims to solve this problem. “Our app…